"I chose to stay with the favorites to win - said the young Colombian - and not to make too much effort to resume the first. Saturday I will give my best and try to win the general classification".
"We are pleased - commented the sports director Paolo Slongo - Lopez is one of our most talented young rider and the fact that it came with the first means that is improving quickly".
After the first stage with an uphill finish, the ranking is led by Argentine Eduardo Sepulveda, while Lopez was fifth with a delay of 51 seconds from first place. Lopez is also second in the Best young rider classification with a gap of only 13 seconds behind the leader Colombian Rodrigo Contreras.
Tomorrow, fifth stage of 170 km with the last 3 km uphill.